Japan Arts Council

Performance Date

Saturday, April 6 – Monday, April 29, 2024 ※No performance on Wednesday, April 17

Performance Time

Part1 11:00 - 14:30
Part2 14:30 - 17:30
Part3 18:15 - 20:25
*End times are estimates and could vary.


 -Ehon Taikōki
(A Picuture Book of the Taikō Hideyoshi)
  Nijōjō Haizen (Receiving the Imperial Emissary at the Nijō Palace in Kyoto)
  Sembondori Mitsuhide Yakata (Mitsuhide’s Quarters on Senbon Dōri)
  Yūgaodana (The Evening Faces Trellis)
  Amagasaki (Satsuki’s Hermitage at Amagasaki)

 -Dango Uri
(The Dumpling Peddlers) 

 -Kōjō (Stage Announcement);  Commemorating Toyotake Rodayū Taking the Name of Toyotake Wakatayū XI

 -Wada Kassen Onna Maizuru (The Heroic Woman, Hangaku)
  Ichiwaka Uijin (Ichiwaka's First Battle)

 -Tsuri Onna (Fishing for a Wife)

 - Goshozakura Horikawa Youchi
(The Night Attack on the Horikawa Palace)
   Benkei Jōshi (Benkei, the Emissary)

- Zōho Ōeyama (The Expanded Ōeyama Story)
  Modoribashi (Tsuna Encounters a Demon at the Modoribashi Bridge)


National Bunraku Theatre
  1-12-10 Nippombashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-0073
  Tel. +81-6-6212-2531

How To Get Here?

By Trains
 - 1min. walk from Nippombashi Station
   (Exit 7, Osaka Metro Sakaisuji and Sennichimae Lines)
 - 1min. walk from Kintetsu-Nippombashi Station
   (Exit 7, Kintetsu Nara Line)
*You can find a lift at Exit 10.

Ticket Prices (tax included)

【Part1】【Part2】1st grade 5,800yen (Student 4,000yen) / 2nd grade 4,000yen (Student 4,000yen)
【Part3】1st grade 5,500yen (Student 3,800yen) / 2nd grade 3,800yen (Student 3,800yen)

Seating Plan

*Audio guide: English commentary through the Audio Guide service will be available. (Rental Fee: 800 yen incl. tax)
*Subtitles: Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen above the stage.
*English synopsis is available. It is included in the paid Japanese program.

Short Trip in Bunraku with Single-Act Ticket
Our regular tickets are to appreciate a whole part of the performance. In addition, we provide singleact tickets to see only one act in short time and at affordable prices. Just drop in and enjoy Bunraku!!

Booking Opens

Online & Telephone : 10:00 Friday, March 8, 2024
Box Office : 10:00 Saturday, March 9, 2024

Box Office
(From overseas: +81-3-3230-3000)
in Japanese and English
(10:00AM - 6:00PM)

Click here to find the details about how to buy tickets.

Book Online

(updated January 5, 2024)


BUNRAKU is one of the representative traditional performing arts in Japan, designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2003.
Please see An Introduction to Bunraku to learn more about BUNRAKU.